Chapter 1: General Provisions
Article 1 (Name)
This association is called the New Jersey Laundry Association. (Hereinafter referred to as plenary session)
Article 2 (Purpose)
The purpose of this association is to increase the rights and interests of laundry cleaners and to promote welfare, and to improve individual members' skills and rationalize management.
Article 3 (Jurisdiction)
This association has jurisdiction over the state of New Jersey.
Article 4 (Location)
The location of the plenary session is located in New Jersey.
Article 5 (Business)
For the purposes of Article 2, this association may conduct investigations, guidance, education, purchase arrangements, and public service projects.
Chapter 2 members
Article 6 (members)
The members of the plenary session are organized as follows.
(1) Full Member: A person who currently operates a laundry business in New Jersey and has paid an annual fee.
(2) Associate member: A person who currently operates a laundry business in New Jersey or a person who intends to run a laundry business with an operator of a company related to the laundry business and agrees to the purpose of the plenary session.
(3) Honorary member: A prominent person who has been approved by the board of directors at the recommendation of the chairman.
Article 7 (Enrollment Procedure)
Anyone who intends to become a regular member of the association must submit a prescribed membership form, pay the annual membership fee, and receive a certificate of membership confirmation from the association.
Article 8 (rights and responsibilities of members)
Regular members have the following rights.
Right to attend general meeting
General Assembly Voting Rights
The right to appoint an association director
Right to access materials and post opinions in the association's magazine and website
Preferential treatment when attending various events and seminars of the association
Regular members have the following responsibilities and responsibilities.
Duty to pay dues
Duty to cooperate with the association's business
The duty to maintain dignity
Chapter 3 Composition and Duties of the Board of Directors
Article 9 (1) Composition of the Presidency
1. One chairman 2. One senior vice-chairman 3. A few vice-chairmen 4. One senior general manager
5. A few general secretaries 6. One treasurer
(2) Composition of the board of directors
1. All executives 2. 12 or more directors including executives 3. 2 auditors
Article 10 (duties of the presidency)
The duties of the presidency are as follows.
(1) The president represents the plenary session, becomes the chairman of the general assembly and the board of directors, and oversees the affairs of the plenary session.
(2) The senior vice-president assists the president and, if the president is absent, acts on behalf of the president, and the term of office is the remainder of the term.
(3) The vice-president assists the president and senior vice-presidents, and conducts finance, events, education, and other business.
(4) The chief secretary assists the chairman and the vice chairman and performs business related to general affairs, finance, and events.
Article 11 (Audit's Duties)
The auditor shall audit matters related to the overall business of the association and settlement of income and expenditures at least once a year and report the results to the board of directors. In addition to regular audits, special audits may be conducted at the request of the board of directors for specific matters.
Article 12 (1) Appointment and term of office of the President
Qualifications of candidates for president
Candidates for president must be regular members who have served as directors of this association for at least 2 years, and must be recommended by at least 5 directors.
Candidates for president must attend the board of directors at least six times a year and actively participate in major events organized by the association.
Candidates for president must be citizens, permanent residents, or those with legal status of residence.
A person who has been sentenced to more than a confinement or incompetent punishment is not allowed to run for the president.
Anyone who has been subjected to disciplinary action within the association or who has greatly deteriorated the reputation of the association cannot be candidates for president.
2. (Election) For the election of the next president, the election management committee is formed two months before the regular general meeting, the new president is elected at the regular board meeting in March, and the results are reported to the regular general meeting. In addition to this, detailed enforcement regulations regarding the Election Commission are set aside.
3. (Term of office) The term of office of the president is two years, but can be re-appointed only once, and the term of office shall be two years from May 1 of the year of election.
Article 13 Appointment of Officers, Directors, and Branch Heads
1. Vice-presidents and executives are recommended by the chairman and approved by the board of directors, and their term of office is the same as that of the president.
2. Directors are recommended by the chairman and approved by the board of directors, and their term of office is two years. If there is a re-recommendation, the term may be renewed.
3. In principle, the branch manager is elected by election in the relevant area, but the president may nominate it.
Article 14 Qualifications and duties of directors and auditors
1. Qualifications for directors and auditors
1) A person who has been nominated by the chairman as a regular member or has been recommended by three or more directors and has been approved by the board of directors.
2) A person who has contributed to the development of the association and has been approved by the board of directors
3) Those who have not been sentenced to incompetence or imprisonment
4) Those who have no defects in their status of residence
5) Those who have not received disciplinary action such as suspension of qualification or expulsion
2. Duties of Directors and Auditors
1) Directors and auditors are obligated to attend the board of directors at least six times a year, and if they do not attend three or more consecutive times without special reasons, they will lose their positions.
2) Directors and auditors must pay the prescribed BOD fee annually, and if they fail to pay the BOD fee for 2 consecutive years, they will lose their qualifications.
Chapter 4 Functions of the General Assembly and the Board of Directors
Article 13 (General Assembly)
The general meeting is divided into a regular general meeting and an extraordinary general meeting.
(1) The regular general meeting is held every other year in April in the year in which the president is elected, and the president convenes them.
(2) An extraordinary general meeting may be convened with the consent of at least one-third of the directors when deemed necessary by the president, and shall be convened by the president without delay upon request of 25 or more full members.
(3) The president shall set a date for the convocation of the general meeting and announce it in the daily newspaper and newsletter 14 days before the conference, and notify the members individually.
Article 14 (Reporting Matters of General Meeting)
The General Assembly reports on the following:
1. Business plan and settlement report
2. Report on the results of the presidential election
3. Other important matters
Article 15 (Procedure for resolution of general meeting)
The quorum of resolutions at the General Assembly shall be 25 or more full members, and resolutions shall be made by a majority of the votes.
(Board of Directors)
In principle, the board of directors meets once a month, but may convene from time to time when the chairman deems it necessary. When there is a request of more than a third of the current movers, the chairman must convene it.
Article 16 (Matters to be resolved by the Board of Directors)
(1) The board of directors decides on the following matters.
1. Matters concerning the establishment and operation of the basic policy of the association
2. Approval of the business plan, budget and financial statements for this fiscal year
3. Matters delegated by the general meeting and proposed by the president
4. Election of President
5. Approval of advisors, auditors and executives
6. Approval of paid office workers
7, honorary member recognition
8. Matters concerning disciplinary action
9. Matters concerning the establishment and opening and closing of the bylaws and various regulations
(2) In the event of a distrust of the chairman, a proposal for dismissal of the chairman may be proposed with the consent of a majority of the current directors, and dismissal may be made with a resolution of at least two-thirds of the attending directors.
Article 17 (Quorum of the Board of Directors)
The board of directors of the plenary session decides by the attendance of at least 1/3 of the number of directors and a majority of the number of attendance, and if the number is equal, the chairman decides.
Article 18 (Preparation of Minutes)
The general meeting and the board of directors shall write minutes of the meeting, but two or more attendees must be signed.
Chapter 5 Branch
Article 19 (branch)
Branches can be established under the association, and the branch manager serves as a director of the association.
Article 20 (rules)
Regulations on the branch shall be determined separately.
Chapter 6 Business Department
Article 21 (Employees)
(1) The presidency may have paid employees for the business of the plenary session.
1. One secretary
2. Some people depending on the business department
(2) Business regulations are set separately.
Article 22 (Departments and Committees)
For the purposes of Article 2, the president may establish the following business execution departments or committees.
(1) Board of Education
(2) Public relations committee
(3) Welfare Committee
(4) Environmental Committee
(5) Property Management Committee
(6) Reward and punishment committee
(7) Hall building committee
(8) Other committees
Chapter 7 Financial Resources and Fiscal Year
Article 23 (Finance and fiscal year) The financial resources of this association shall be admission fee, membership fee, support money, business proceeds and other proceeds.
The interest rates for the admission fee and annual dues are determined by the president's team and approved by the board of directors.
Article 24 The fiscal year of the plenary session is from May 1 to April 30 of the following year.
Chapter 8 Property Management
Article 25 Property Management Committee
(1) The members of the property management committee shall be composed of persons recommended by the board of directors as directors of the plenary session, and the term of office shall be two years and may be re-employed.
(2) There are 5 property management committee members.
(3) When there is a vacancy in the property management committee, the board of directors will make a replacement.
(4) Regulations of the property management committee are determined by the property management committee and reported to the regular general meeting after approval of the board of directors.
(6) The scope of property management refers to all property within the association. (Other tax regulations follow the regulations of the Property Management Committee.)
Chapter 9 Courtesy of the Former President
Article 26 The former president acknowledges his contribution to the development of the association and honors him as follows.
The former president is automatically elected as an advisor to the association.
The former chairman serves as an advisory role to help in the operation of the association upon the request of the president, and directly cooperates with the promotion of the project if necessary.
The former president is invited as an elder to major events of the association.
Chapter 10 Reward and Discipline
Article 27 (Reward)
In the case of any of the following cases, the award may be awarded after being referred to the Reward and Penalty Committee and with the resolution of the board of directors.
Those who raised the honor of the plenary session
Those who contributed to the property growth of the plenary session
Those who have contributed to the improvement of members' rights and interests
Those who have made contributions to the promotion of the business of the plenary session
Article 28 (Penal Provisions)
In the case of any of the following, it may be referred to the Reward and Punishment Committee and then subject to disciplinary action and expulsion after obtaining the resolution of the board of directors.
(1) A person who interferes with the purpose of this association's business
(2) A person who has caused damage to the property of the plenary session
(3) Those who have damaged the honor of the plenary session
(4) A person who caused trouble in the association with false information and rumors
However, 7 days before the board of directors is notified, an opportunity to clarify at the board of directors' meeting must be given.
Article 29 (Composition of Reward and Punishment Committee)
The reward and punishment committee is composed of 7 full-time members and directors, including the chairman, and may refer to the board any matters resolved with the approval of a majority of the committee.
Chapter 12 Supplementary Provisions
Article 30 Matters lacking in this constitution shall be in accordance with general customs.
Article 31 When the presidency of this association has been delegated to the presidency of the former Dry Cleaners Federation of Americas, it may concurrently serve. However, matters related to the execution of the mandate shall be determined separately.
Article 32 This constitution shall take effect from the date of passage at the inaugural general meeting.
Article 33 This constitution was enacted on April 16, 1994.
Article 34 This constitution was revised for the second time on November 2, 1995, and it shall take effect from the date the amendment was passed.
Article 35 This constitution was revised for the third time on April 26, 2002, and takes effect from the date on which the amendment is passed.
Article 36 This constitution was revised for the fourth time on August 2, 2012, and takes effect from the date the revised is passed.
Article 37 This constitution was revised for the fifth time on November 2, 2017, and it takes effect from the date the amendment is passed.